Friday, June 7, 2013

Upon Reflection


     Image by Leovi

Listening to the world,
do we filter out distortions
or add them?

When looking through my lens
do I see enemies or
do I see friends?

What do you perceive
from the other side of your eyes
and mind?

And when the world
looks back at me…
what’s the version that it sees?


This is for G-man's FF55.  Click on the link to see more 55 word responses.  The picture here is from fellow blogger who was featured at dVerse Poets Pub.  It's too late for me to post there, but you should still have a look.  And, as long as you're at it, you should click on Leovi and see his wonderful photography blog.  

26 comments:

  1. Wouldn't it be something to see ourselves through another's eyes? Loved this 55! Made me ponder. :)

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    1. Thanks Talon...wouldn't it be interesting to know how others think?

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  2. Mary Bach....?
    I see a gentle, brilliant soul that has limitless creativity.
    The silence of your Majesty is broken only by an occassional beer belch.
    Your introspective 55 was lovely
    Thank You for always adding a thoughtful and perfect contribution to the Friday Funfest
    Have a Kick Ass Week End

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    1. Er...excuse me! Thanks g-man, you have a great weekend too!

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  3. I think many "majestics' have burped a-plenty :) Very beautiful poem -- picks up on the reflective/abstract nature of the photograph perfectly.

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    1. Hahaha - Galen has this thing about Wisconsin and beer. And thank you Margaret.

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    2. I have a soft spot for Wisconsin. When the drinking age changed to 21 in IL, I was "grandfathered in" under Wisconsin's drinking age of 18. Woohoo! :) I thanked my lucky stars and raised a toast every weekend! (I lived about 15 minutes from the state line...

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  4. I used to ponder these questions all the time. Worse, a lot of people around me kept saying "be yourself" as if there was only one self. So irritating.

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    1. Oh Alice, that's an excellent point too! As if!

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  5. nice...leovi will be thrilled that someone else used his pictures....great questions...i think we should always question our perceptions...and be conscious of what others may see in us...from the stand point of understanding what we project...

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    1. Thanks Brian. I did see your prompt at dVerse, but I couldn't manage this quite fast enough. I feel like I'm a step or two behind at the pub.

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  6. Magnificent poem, very interesting your thoughts, I identidico them fully. Thank you very much, I loved it!

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    1. Oh thank you very much Leovi. I'm glad you like it! I like your images very much and I think you're quite talented.

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  7. Could try to do something like those old body swapping movies to find out

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    1. Now why didn't I think of that? lol

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  8. I think we are all a judicious combination of windowglass and mirrors, as your poem so stealthily hints, and we get the benefits and defects of both those conditions--this is a sharp and far from transparent 55, Mary--loved it.

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    1. Thank you Joy. I really appreciate your comments.

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  9. You presented us with $64 trillion dollar questions .. in only 55 words! Awesome.

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    1. Thanks Helen! I'll take that in one single payment - small, unmarked bills please. ;-)

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  10. Perspective does make a big difference.

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